June 13, 2018 Subject:
Got some things to talk about , here beside the Rising Tide
Love Phil's vocals during Uncle John's..
For better or worse--The PITB is strongly influenced by the SEASTONES..
Pretty laid back o.k. even DANK,
interesting tune selection
with no major outro/intro>jam(s) in that last set.
pretty big change from Europe 72
Viva la difference!
November 17, 2016 Subject:
Around ~7:24 mark after Sugaree, one of the guys jokingly says "I'm not high enough yet", anyone know who it is? sounds a lot like Jerry but I can't quite tell. Regardless, I thought they nailed it
November 4, 2014 Subject:
Granted there are some good shows in '74 like (2/24, 5/19, 6/16, 9/10), but all of it leaves something to be desired (for me) compared to the prior 6 years.
October 20, 2014 Subject:
After nearly a decade, this awesome and divisive show gets an upgrade (Miller transferred both).
The improvement in sound quality is modest (to my ears) but, importantly, we get an additional 20 minutes of Phil and Ned. The previous version (30654) included just the last 11 minutes of the 30+ minute recording we have here (which I'm guessing is complete or close to it. It's a nice Seastones.
As for the rest of the show, it's clear from comments to the previous recording that one's mileage may vary greatly depending on what you're looking for (also true of the previous night, btw). The band was pretty much at the zenith of its ability to find "the light" again in places where it had looked before many many times. Some describe the show as "lackluster" or "sucky".
I hear a very relaxed and supremely confident band that's deep in the groove and, when appropriate, willing to let the music take them where it leads. This is the sound of 1974.
All these France 1974 shows have much to offer and were it not for the near absence of Bobby's guitar from the mix in this show (possibly an unintended side effect of patching Ned into the sound system) I would have expected an official box set by now.
Do not try converting the uninitiated with these exploratory versions of Playin' and Morning Dew. Those already on the bus, however, may discover special sectors of glory there.